Getting way off track here.
I don't have many skills or talents to trade off but I have time. I have one friend that needed 1/2 hours worth of babysitting a few days when the kids got off the bus while she finished up school. No problem. You see she was finishing her hair dressers license. So I traded for haircuts....something that we need regularly. Perfect trade in my opinion.
I have another friend that does custom Birthday Cakes. I personally don't enjoy doing fancy cakes. I like to eat me some cake...but I'm not the decorating kind of girl. But my friend is. So I bartered a scrap, couch sized quilts for various custom birthday cakes. Sweet.
(Very sad after daughter destroyed the top - but hey, its her cake and it tasted the same! LOL)
My barter quilt is named Let Them Eat Cake...and took about 2 1/2 days to complete.
Made from leftovers in my scrap bin. The backing was a large roll of material I picked up at a thrift store for like $3 ... and I still have more even.
Quilt has now been delivered. All parties are happy and we both ended up with something of value.
So how about you? Do you barter with friends and neighbors?
It might be worth thinking about.